…a fine arts gallery
71 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Hours: Fridays, noon-6, Saturdays, noon-6, Sundays, 10-4 and holiday Mondays, 10-4 and by chance or appointment, 845 516-4878
Art Gallery 71 is currently open and welcomes all visitors, 2 at a time and wearing masks. Featured Artist
September August 4-27.
Featured artist Richard Chianella is a native of New york State, and has made his home in Rhinebeck for the last 24 years. From a two level building on his property he created a multi purpose studio, the Rhinebeck Photography & Art Center, 2869 Route 9g, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 where he has a shop for his custom frames and a digital photography dark room, a workshop where he cuts the wood for the frames and an exhibition space for his photography. There is room for students and those eager to learn from his expertise.
Richard is a spiritual man and one sees his inner calmness reflected in his photographs and also more recently in his experiments with acryllic pouring on canvas.
The term “nature” photographer has been applied to Chianella but that description is really too simple to describe his art. He incorporates his spiritual principals into his photography as well as his life. Chianella looks at the world in terms of energy and vibrations. He strives to be a witness; to record a moment in time–to keep an open mind. His photos of birds and landscapes are imbued with the inner peace and calm demanor he exudes.
Richard’s digital photography is a process of using the camera as a tool to capture that moment. Then he uses “post processing” software like Lightroom or Photoshop to complete the process from shot to the final photograph. “Back in the day we would capture with the film camera then do all the processing in the wet darkroom.” That’s all changed now.
“Photoshop offers an unlimited amount of options along with outside plugins that make anything possible: contrast and color, to different filter effects are all to be used and experimented with.” Chianella does all his own printing and chooses from many fine art papers.
Art Gallery 71 invites you to view Chianella’s photographs in the gallery’s front window and inside the gallery during regular gallery hours, by appointment and by chance. Also on view is artwork by all other gallery members. Call 845 516-4878
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